See Things Differently
BEAST (standing for Beats from the East) is a collective formed by a group representing Community Music, Shiva Soundsystem and DJ’s and Bassheads from East London. It illustrates the incredible range and depth of the UK scene, crossing boundaries, cultures and sounds. As such I think it’s highly representative of how the UK music scene is fragmenting in to a myriad of grassroots movements, sometimes based around a locality or certain sound. These scenes are not concerned with mainstream or chart success, focused instead on creating a group of followers who are highly loyal and supportive.
There is a BEAST gig happening on March 10th at XOYO club, hosted by Orifice Vulgatron. They’re running a competition on their Facebook that offers the winner a DJ slot plus a chance to interview Adam F. Tickets can be bought here. Full line up is:
Engine Earz Experiment
Shaa’ir + Func (India – only UK date)
State Of Bengal feat. Karthik + Sharma